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Technical paint the inside of a bell housing; yes or no???

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by atch, Jan 9, 2022.

  1. atch
    Joined: Sep 3, 2002
    Posts: 5,054


    I got about 5 hours of sleep since I last posted. Some of you guys must stay up all night.

    So now I'm thinking gloss white.
  2. oldiron 440
    Joined: Dec 12, 2018
    Posts: 2,824

    oldiron 440

    Sleep on it a little more.....:)
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  3. ronzmtrwrx
    Joined: Sep 9, 2008
    Posts: 808


    I’m going to paint mine with the red Glyptal. I did the valley area in my Flathead block with it and liked the way it turned out.
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  4. fastcar1953
    Joined: Oct 23, 2009
    Posts: 2,836


    Now you have to decide gloss, matte , flat. Do you clear it also? :D:D
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  5. Welp…I’m a hack…can’t say I’ve ever painted the inside of a bell housing.
  6. bob b.
    Joined: Aug 30, 2009
    Posts: 185

    bob b.
    from peoria az.

    why not paint
  7. lemondana
    Joined: Feb 21, 2009
    Posts: 160

    from Lincoln NE

    Paint it white, that way you can see the pressure plate and flywheel bolts easier the next time you do a clutch change.
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  8. juan motime
    Joined: Sep 14, 2017
    Posts: 74

    juan motime

    I've painted the inside a couple of times. My '50 international has a QuickTime bell housing, it came painted inside and out. So, why not?
  9. sunbeam
    Joined: Oct 22, 2010
    Posts: 5,607


    Comes right after painting the inside of hubcaps.
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  10. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
    Posts: 8,664


    and date it. maybe label what it fit when it was new
  11. B.A.KING
    Joined: Apr 6, 2005
    Posts: 3,961


    This. white, then black paint pen. name and date, hell if it ever gets stolen ,and lets hope not...................
    dont cost much, pretty cool
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  12. I have 2 with Lakewood scatter shields.....they are painted on the inside. My others have aluminum bell paint.
  13. 1952henry
    Joined: Jan 8, 2006
    Posts: 979


    If it is clean, paint it.
  14. My Lakewood came painted red outside and inside
  15. Ebbsspeed
    Joined: Nov 11, 2005
    Posts: 5,775


    @atch Is the yoke pushed all the way into the tail of the trans in this photo? T10.jpg
  16. atch
    Joined: Sep 3, 2002
    Posts: 5,054


    Probably not; I just stuck it in there to snap a pic of it.

    That might not even be the correct yoke, but it came with the trans when I bought it 20 some years ago.
  17. A light color, I paint mine with oil resistant silver so any oil film and adhered disc material readily shows up.
  18. You got it there and its clean. It will not hurt it to pain it, especially if you have paint. LOL

    I would paint it is it was on the bench and i had the time.
  19., you have a real problem if it comes down to this topic,'s too short to debate this crap...just my 2 cents or less, ...make sure you put this on your show car sign noting the color used and brand of paint, with photos, ...sheesh! I waited all day to post on here, thinkin I'd get over it but didn't.
    Had to look to see if it was April first.
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  20. Stan Back
    Joined: Mar 9, 2007
    Posts: 1,388

    Stan Back
    from California

    You mean you haven't powder coated it?
  21. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 10,998

    jimmy six

    GE Glyptal a can…brushed..
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  22. Baumi
    Joined: Jan 28, 2003
    Posts: 2,869


    Haha.... I painted mine for no apparent reason:eek::D
  23. bchctybob
    Joined: Sep 18, 2011
    Posts: 3,618


    Paint it. I hate rust and it will rust. I paint stuff like that a machinery gray so I can see what's going on in there later. It looks industrial instead of "custom". Or red oxide primer.
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  24. Be sure to highlight all the protruding casting numbers as well.
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  25. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
    Posts: 8,664


    My avatars bellhousing is painted white inside
  26. Mine is candy apple red with gold leaf trim. It was striped by Von Dutch. I pull it off every week to polish it.
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  27. partsdawg
    Joined: Feb 12, 2006
    Posts: 3,147

    from Minnesota

    Be sure and clock all the bolts when you install it.
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  28. desotot
    Joined: Jan 29, 2008
    Posts: 1,923


    But dont over tork them.
  29. jerry rigged
    Joined: Apr 18, 2019
    Posts: 133

    jerry rigged

    And then, for no particular reason, I painted it forest.jpg
  30. 40Standard
    Joined: Jul 30, 2005
    Posts: 5,920

    from Indy

    why not pin stripe it?
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